Volume 24, Number 2, Winter 2006

Table of Contents

From: Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies

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Special Issue: The Cultural and Historical Stabilities and Instabilities of Jewish Orientalism

Guest Editor: Ranen Omer-Sherman

Contributors to This Issue

pp. vii-viii
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Editor's Introduction

Introduction: The Cultural and Historical Stabilities and Instabilities of Jewish Orientalism

pp. 1-10
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Articles

Reading Hebrew Melodies

pp. 11-32
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The Rebel Queen and Constructions of Jewish Identity in Late Victorian Britain

pp. 33-54
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"Mosaic Arabs": Jews and Gentlemen in Disraeli's Young England Trilogy

pp. 55-69
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A Provocative Blind Spot: Orientalism and Charlotte Tonna's Judah's Lion

pp. 70-91
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"Till Spring Comes": Arabic and Hebrew Literary Debates among Iraqi-Jews in Israel (1950-2000)

pp. 92-123
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Yitzhak Shami: Ethnicity as an Unresolved Conflict

pp. 124-139
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Review Essay

Reimagining the "Artless Jew:" A Commentary on Recent Interventions in Jewish Art History

pp. 140-145
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Book Reviews

Negotiating Diaspora: Jewish Strategies in the Roman Empire (review)

pp. 146-148
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Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity (review)

pp. 148-151
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Faith Transformed: Christian Encounters with Jews and Judaism (review)

pp. 151-154
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How the Bible Became a Book: Textualization in Ancient Israel (review)

pp. 154-156
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Ayelet Ahavim: Iyunim Be-Khokhmat Ha-Ahava (review)

pp. 156-158
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Akharekha Na-Rutsa (review)

pp. 158-160
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The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis (review)

pp. 161-163
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A Woman's Place is in the House: Royal Women of Judah and Their Involvement in the House of David (review)

pp. 163-165
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Reading Women's Stories: Female Characters in the Hebrew Bible (review)

pp. 165-166
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Women, Birth and Death in Jewish Law and Practice (review)

pp. 166-168
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Contemporary Orthodox Judaism's Response to Modernity (review)

pp. 168-170
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Love Your Neighbor and Yourself: A Jewish Approach to Modern Personal Ethics (review)

pp. 170-173
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Major Turning Points in Jewish Intellectual History (review)

pp. 173-175
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Levinas and Biblical Studies (review)

pp. 175-177
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The Curse of Ham: Race and Slavery in Early Judaism, Christianity and Islam (review)

pp. 177-180
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Fashioning Jewish Identity in Medieval Western Christendom (review)

pp. 180-182
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Jews in Poland-Lithuania in the Eighteenth Century: A Genealogy of Modernity (review)

pp. 182-184
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Secret City: The Hidden Jews of Warsaw 1940-1945 (review)

pp. 184-186
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Nach der Verfolgung: Wiedergutmachung nationalsozialistischen Unrechts in Deutschland? (review)

pp. 186-188
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Der Ring der Mythen: Die Wagner-Kontroverse in Israel (review)

pp. 188-190
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The Invention of a Nation: Zionist Thought and the Making of Modern Israel (review)

pp. 191-193
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The Americanization of Zionism, 1897-1948 (review)

pp. 193-195
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Support Any Friend: Kennedy's Middle East and the Making of the U. S.-Israel Alliance (review)

pp. 195-198
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Pollution in a Promised Land: An Environmental History of Israel (review)

pp. 198-200
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From Falashas to Ethiopian Jews: The External Influences for Change c.1860-1960 (review)

pp. 200-202
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The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature (review)

pp. 202-204
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The Plot Against America (review)

pp. 204-206
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Book Notes

Book Notes

pp. 207-232
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Books Received